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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Welcome, Spring!

Ha roo, pups and cool cats! It's me - Zim! As you may know, here in our hemisphere, it's the first day of Spring! We couldn't wait to see what our weather would be like - would Dad be golfing? Would we take a nice walk to the Kansas Ocean? What was in store for us? We naturally turned to our resident meteorologist, Ammy!

The biped meteorologists kept saying we were going to get blasted by a big snow storm, but we never believe them. Besides, day before yesterday it was in the 60s, so it seemed highly unlikely. But early in the day yesterday, Ammy went outside and ...

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"Oh, yes. I ... I smell snow coming!"

I never doubt the Yammer, but it just seemed sooooo unlikely! Mom thought somepuppy should go up to the Top of the World (we haven't been up there in ages!) and check out the conditions from there. Ammy really didn't want to go for a car ride, Dave was busy, and Stormy was helping Dad watch basketball on TV. Perfect! I'm always game to go anywhere!!!

I've had a little bit of weather training (not like the highly technical training our friend Marvin has just undergone!) so this seemed like a perfect fit! Here's the scene when we got up there:

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Me, Zim, checking the scene

Mom didn't let me drive, but that is our car back there. Anyway ... I had a look to the west, where the storm was supposed to be coming from:

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Me, Zim, checking the western front (so to speak)

I told Mom I needed to walk around a bit and get more of a feel for things.

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Yeah, let's go down here, Mom!

Can you see the wind blowing through my fur? It was gusting up to 30 mph by then and the temps were starting to drop. It was great!

I did lots of snoofing and exploring and other stuff, then had another look around:

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I think I smell something!

Then Mom told me I was facing east, not west.

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Really? Don't tell Am, OK?

I didn't say I did well in Ammy's Meteorology 101 class ...

Mom and I decided to head home, so she could get the other members of the pack out for a short walk before the snow came. Because she KNEW it was going to come, since Amber told her it would!

They got a quick one in - right before it started 'snaining'. The temps still were dropping, and by late afternoon ... well, here's a look at our favorite meteorologist:

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Ammy - perfect track record with her snow-casts!

Anypup else may have been tempted to say, "
I told you so," but Am is far too sweet and kind! She sure nailed it once again!

Over night, it kept coming down, but went back and forth doing an icy mix kind of thing. There was even some thunder and lightning, which Mom thought was really cool!

Here I am, checking out our front yard this morning:

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Hmm... wonder if I should build a really cool snow fort here?

I opted not to do a really cool snow fort for now, but did enjoy spending some time out there in the fluffy part of the snow.

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Ahh! Comfy!

Welcome, Spring!

Play bows,


  1. May you be blessed with all the snow you want, Zim. Me, I am rooting for green grass and sunshine!


  2. You crack us up when you show us how much you love that white stuff.
    Happy Saturday
    Benny & Lily

  3. Don't worry, Zim, you have other talents and surely you have one Ammy doesn't have.

  4. Oh Zim, thank goodness you love the snow!
    We know you will have such fun but the humans will not be pleased.
    We are sorry to tell you that we have just had the most spectacular day in Scotland!
    To make it worse we have just been posting pics - best not let your humans look.
    Martha & Bailey xxxx

  5. Awwww, snow for spring! How delightful! We have sunshine and it was in the high 60's for a couple days now. Mom says she & dad even saw the first sailboat of the season out there today!!!
    I feel a beach walk coming on.....

    a-roos to yous, enjoy the snow!
    jack a-roo & moo too

  6. How nice to see snow on the first day of spring! hehehe
    Our mom is so into seeing pretty flowers! It would ruin her day if it was to snow at our house!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. Hi there Zim, it must be a lot of fun for you pups in that snow, not so much fun for the humans though.

    Well done to Ammy again, she is such a clever girl with this snow forcasting.

    We hope the snow doesn't last long and spring comes there soon. We also hope it comes here soon too, it doesn't bother us much but the humans want sun! lol

    Have a great weekend. :)

  8. Brilliant snowcasting! Supposedly it will be here by tonight. I hope they are right...the humans, not so much.

  9. Wow, we really like your spring. Hope we get some (why are the humans shaking their heads?).

  10. Hi there Zim!! It was nice that you got out and I'm sorry your mom wouldn't let you drive...maybe next time!! Snow??? Oh my!!! It's 74 here and I sure hope we don't get hit by more snow but you never know. Holly doesn't have a nose for the weather like Ammy does and our local weathermen are definitely not on the ball..(I didn't say that) anyway I'm glad you all are having a good Saturday and hope you have a great weekend!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  11. Spring is here, too...I was expecting lots of rain but today, was very hot and i got sun burnt, hope this Summer is just as hot!! :D

  12. You are so lucky to have a resident metereologist so you can prepare for the snow! We can't believe how much you got either! It's sunny and near 70 here today so I wish I could play in the snow with you!


  13. Snow, are you kidding me? Our Spring arrived at 12:32PM today and to tell you the truth I am not sure where they left the package....it comes UPS, right?

  14. Wooos Snow! Once again woo lucky, lucky dogs. I am thinking about going fur a swim to cool down, meanwhile it is 80 here, with the palm trees swaying in the sunshine....
    -~puppy kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  15. Of course I never doubted Ammy but it seems a bit crazy to me to get snow at this time of year!


  16. Hi, Zim!
    Sooo.... the Spring came with snow??
    I am thinking the weather is confused!
    I can see you are enjoying that snow!
    Kisses and hugs

  17. Ammy's quite talented! Can she tell us when the rains will start back up in Seattle? We're really hoping for the warm sunshine to continue at least through the weekend!

  18. Anonymous1:43 AM

    Zim, Zim, Zim, are you trying to pull a quick one on us? THERE'S NO SNOW in SPRING TIME! duuuuhhh!

    Really? Woo got snow for reals? Juno is so envious! she would LOVE snow!

    wild dingo

  19. Ya you got snow too.. Ammy knows..
    We also got snow. It was 70 degrees on Friday and then we go snow last night. Not nearly as much as you did but snow..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  20. Well, at least it looks to be light fluffy snow. Ammy sure has one talented snooter.


  21. I think that looks like a great way to welcome spring. Unfortunately the first day of spring here was spring-like.


  22. Those are some super photos. Not actually convinced that snow is really comfy though Zim, but you certainly look happy enough.

    Ammy's talents? Nuff said. Swoon.


  23. Anonymous4:38 PM

    Now that kind of spring makes our mom happy.

    P.S. The photos of the wind blowing your fur is Awesome!!!!